Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Preseason Game Four & Lineup Thoughts

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In last night's fourth preseason game, Minnesota edged Pittsburgh 4-1. Jason Pominville netted a hat trick, Darcy Kuemper made 32 saves, and Ilya Bryzgalov was killing time by taking selfies with fans on the bench. Onto the notes...

Monday, September 29, 2014

2014-15 Outlook: Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
Head Coach: Patrick Roy (2nd Season in COL)
Arena: Pepsi Center (Capacity: 18,007)
2013-14 Record: 52-22-8 (Central Division Champions)
Record vs MIN in 2013-14: 4-0-1
2013-14 Corsi For %: 46.6% (26th in NHL)
Top Scorer: Matt Duchene (70 Points, 2.55 P/60)
Top Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (41-14-6, 2.41 GAA, .927 SV%)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014-15 Outlook: Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
Head Coach: Joel Quenneville (7th season with CHI)
Arena: United Center (Capacity: 19,717)
2013-14 Record: 46-21-15 (3rd in Central Division)
Record vs MIN in 2013-14: 2-3-0
2013-14 Corsi For percentage: 54.21% (4th in NHL)
Top Scorer: Patrick Sharp (78 points, 2.29 P/60)
Top Goaltender: Corey Crawford (32-16-10, 2.26 GAA, .917 SV%)

Preseason Game Three Thoughts

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In last night's preseason game, it was the Wild edging the Jets 4-3 thanks to a late Jared Spurgeon goal. Here are some thoughts from last night's game:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014-15 Outlook: Atlantic Division

Today we begin out previews of the entire league with a look at how the Atlantic Division will finish.

Is Stu Bickel Worth The Risk?

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During Monday night's 2-1 loss to Winnipeg, all eyes were on Stu Bickell who was making his debut in a Wild jersey. Bickel played 12:17 and had 10 penalty minutes after a pair of fights he was involved in. After the game, Coach Mike Yeo noted Bickel as one of a couple of players who stood out to him.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Josh Harding Out Indefinitely After Off-Ice Incident

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Today the Wild officially announced that goaltender Josh Harding will be out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right foot. The injury occurred on Sunday September 14th during an off ice incident. The release also indicated that Harding will not need surgery.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Five Questions Going Into Training Camp

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With training camp set to begin on Thursday, lets try and answer the top five questions surrounding the Wild: